YouTube TV warned customers Monday that all Disney-owned channels, including ABC, FX, Disney Channel and ESPN, will go dark on YouTube TV starting December 17 if a new carriage deal is not reached.
Absent a new deal, YouTube TV said it will cut its monthly price by $15 – from $64.99 to $49.99 while Disney content remains off its platform.
Channels and related VoD content that would be lost if the current deal expires includes: local ABC channels, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Freeform, FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 (by authentication to the ESPN app), ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ACC Network.
Disney confirmed the date and time its current contract with YouTube TV, which has about 4 million subscribers, is set to expire.
YouTube TV noted that if a new deal isn’t reached in time, customers can still stream “some” Disney content with a bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu’s SVoD service and ESPN+, for $13.99.